Diane is an award-winning entrepreneur and long-time green expert who was named one of America’s EcoHeroes by Glamour magazine. The recipient of the Image of the Future prize from the World Communications Forum, Diane founded Big Green Purse to enable women to use their consumer clout to protect themselves, their families, and the planet. A best-selling author, Diane’s “how to go green” books have collectively sold almost four hundred thousand copies. When Diane’s not blogging at www.dianesbiggreenpurse.com or talking green on Martha Stewart Living radio or Good Morning, America, she provides expert advice, consumer guidance, and employee engagement workshops to such companies as Avon, St. Ives, Whole Foods, Frito Lay, American Bankers Association, Pacific Life Insurance, Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club, Norfolk Southern Railroad, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the United Nations Development Programme. She also speaks to non-profit groups, religious institutions, colleges and universities, and a wide range of civic organizations. Diane lives with her family just outside Washington, D.C. in the environmentally-friendly, energy-efficient home they helped design and build.